with Amy Urquhart
I’m Amy and I’ve spent the last three years trying to strike that perfect balance between being a wife, mom and professional career woman. I’ve decided that I’ll never perfect the art of “having it all”, but this blog is a chronicle of my attempts to continue to do so. I’m a blogger (my personal blog about Canadian home life is Hearts into Home), gardener, college instructor, wife to Graham and mom to Nate. If you’re also a working mom who finds there just aren’t enough hours in the day, I hope you’ll enjoy this column!
Read her blog at Hearts into Home.
Things I’ve realized recently, in no particular order:
1. I actually like picking up the clutter and wiping down the tables when I volunteer in my youngest daughter’s kindergarten classroom. But I’m overwhelmed by the idea of doing it consistently in my own home.
2. I always thought I loved nightgowns, but I don’t. I like having them, and lounging around in them, but not sleeping in them.
3. Sometimes, I’m so focused on the daily minutiae of raising my kids — must make dinner, do laundry, dig up money for field trip, find inhaler, wrap birthday presents, set up playdates, get to soccer practice, etc. — that I forget that I’m supposed to be focused on the long-term — that is, teaching them how to navigate life.
4. I need to find a better way to manage my to-do list. I’ve been making “have-done” lists more than ever because my to-do lists make my eyes twitch, they’re so long and filled with impossible-to-do-in-a-day things.
5. Even though I work from home, I’m still scrambling at 5:30 to pick up the kids, clean up the house, and get dinner on the table at a decent hour. Why is that?
What have you realized about yourself lately?
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